Cookies

Like most websites The Pathologist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Inside the Lab Profession, Training and education, Precision medicine

The Holistic Healer

I believe that the patient is the ultimate driver of their own medical care and well-being. It’s important that they have the best possible understanding of their diagnosis and disease process, so that they can determine how they will face their medical challenges – in mind, body and spirit. We as physicians are facilitators in this process, and I consider it our duty to be compassionate, competent, and provide the best possible care.

As a pathologist, practicing “patient-centered pathology” means I need to be mindful that, behind each case, there is a patient who deserves my best effort. I am in the unique position to serve as a leader in multidisciplinary patient care in the era of precision medicine. It’s often said that 70 percent of medical decisions made by clinicians are based on a pathology or laboratory report, which shows the great responsibility with which we are entrusted. It’s my goal to live up to that responsibility. I will serve as the custodian of the patient’s tissue to ensure that it is used appropriately to generate accurate and timely diagnostic, prognostic and therapy selection information. I will be the manager of the patient’s laboratory data to help clinicians make sound medical decisions and provide effective care. I welcome the opportunity to interact with patients – to explain their pathology results, to perform fine needle aspiration biopsies, and more. When I practice pathology, my priority is the needs of the patient and the clinician.

Read the full article now

Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Pathologist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE!

Login

Or register now - it’s free!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Pathologist magazine

When you click “Register” we will email you a link, which you must click to verify the email address above and activate your account. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at [email protected].

About the Author

Marilyn Bui

Marilyn Bui is a Senior Member of the Department of Anatomic Pathology, Section Head of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, and Scientific Director of the Analytic Microscopy Core at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is also a Professor and Director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Tampa, USA.

Register to The Pathologist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Pathologist magazine

Register